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in sight. i'm bill hemmer. the team is back together this morning. martha: did you have a great week? bill: when is it not a great week in august? martha: the fire is a huge story. 3,000 firefighters are on the front lines battling what's called the rim fire. it's 7% contained. strong winds are expected to fan those flames. not a good situation. rescue officials say 4,500 homes and businesses are in harm's way as the flames edge closer to civilization. people in that area obviously very frightened. >> i'm trying to keep my kids calm and not have them too worried about what's going on up there. >> you can actually see planes from our house now. hopefully it doesn't go there. so far it's safe. bill: what have you learned about that, dominic? >> reporter: 15,000 acres have been burnt bad. the white wolf area popular with campers have been closed down. 13 camps have been burnt to the crowd. one campground school for 50 years. we also understand that the central valley could be experiencing some smoke. the central valley of yosemite is the most iconic of all national parks in the united states
decision. martha: the ships in the mediterranean are loaded with tomahawk missiles. they could be launched from those warships in the eastern mediterranean. they have speeds of 550 miles an hour. they can hit targets 1,000 miles away, and they very well may be employed if this does get underway. bill: how involved should the u.s. be in syria. log on, tell us what you think. 44% say get out completely. 36% say only humanitarian aid. 11% support the u.s. giving weapons to the rebels. ambassador john bolton with what the u.s. should do now. martha: jack lew alerting congress the national credit card is almost maxed south again. he says come october we'll not be able to pay our bills unless we raise the at the country can borrow. the white house is warning of a possible financial crisis if we can't borrow any more. stuart, what do you make of this? >> here we go again. treasury secretary lew says we'll only have $50 billion in the bank cash on hands. we spend $9 billion every day. so $50 billion is far too close for comfort. president obama says he's not going to negotiate on this. he wants a
in syria. we all await his decision as does the world. martha: we have new reports from the "wall street journal" that the white house is moving quickly on this because they have reason to believe syria is planning to launch another chemical attack in the country's largest city aleppo. wait wants to accomplish with action. molly henneberg is live at the white house leading our coverage. what is the white house saying? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not whether they are responsible, it's what is the he appropriate response to this clear violation of internat
. martha: it's great to be book. thanks for holding down the fort. good morning, everybody. what a dramatic end all of that came to after that harrowing ordeal. horseback riders in the idaho wilderness spotted her. this man, the people who found them, said they knew something did not make sense. >> as we went to the lake, they showed up at the lake. they was just like a square peg going into a round hole. they didn't fit. they might have been an outdoorsman in california. but he was not an outdoorsman in idaho. heidn't fit. we went into the house and the news flashed on. the amber pea lert was on the television and i told my wife, that's that girl we saw on the mountain. bill: they hiked two hours to get to difficult imagine ohio and an der -- to dimaggio and then they made their move. >> reporter: without these witnesses picking up the phone and immediately calling 911, hannah could still be out there in the wilderness with dimaggio. they say hannah was wearing pajama pants and when she tried to make small stalk with her she would turn -- when they tried to make smalltalk with her she woul
know what that is, martha? martha: what? bill: that's a bear market, folks. claim by an economist who says the national debt which stands just shy of 17 trillion isn't even close to what the government and you the taxpayer really owe. oh joy. martha: fantastic. bill: i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: and i'm fine. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the gentleman who came with this is james hamilton. he is a economics professor at university of california at san diego. and he claims that the true national debt is more like 70 trillion dollars. and that the government has been low balling us for years according to him by keeping certain debt off the books. bill: with the government on the hook for ious like social security and medicare and pension promises across the country, combined with an aging population, america could be in a whole lot of hurt. charles payne, fox business network. 70 trillion, do you buy that, charles? >> bill, not only do i buy it i think that number is on the low side. bill: the real number could be higher than 70 trillion? ho
mt. vernon love story by mary higgins clark. and she said that -- that no one ever called martha washington martha. she was always called patsy as lady bird johnson was never called claudia. so i was just wondering, you mentioned in his letters when he referred to her in his letter that it was just mentioned on the telephone that he did call her patsy. and i also wanted to mention that in the story that i'm reading about martha and george washington that the house, mt. vernon, was originally the home of his half brother, george washington's half brother. that he lived in a smaller farm. and i wondered if you are going to talk anything about his years as a surveyor or is this really about the years with martha as an adult? >> thank versus much. this is actually martha washington's time in the sun. so we won't talk about george's early career. what about the nickname patsy? >> patsy, pat, patty were the nicknames for martha in those days just as peg or peggy is a nickname for margaret. the martha nickname has fallen out of favor. nobody was named patricia back then. the only patsie
first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, we focus on first lady eliza johnson. ♪ > she was close to being broken by the time she went to the white house. >> this is the earliest existing house. they lived here in the 1830's and 1840's. >> she was educated and taught school. >> she would work. the north and south fought all over the civil war. it changed hands 26 times. they did have domestic help. >> it was used as a hospital, it was used as a place to stay and it was destroyed. >> eliza wasn't able to get out much. >> she brought home many gifts. >> this is the room she returned to. >> she is obscure. she's who he needed. >> abraham lincoln's assassination weeks after his second inaugural shocked a war- ravaged nation. johnson's wife eliza was 54 years old when she was thrust into the role as first lady. he navigated the end of the civil war, reconstruction in the south and his own impeachment. this week on "first ladies, the life and times of eliza johnson." we learn more, let me introduce you to our two guests. jacqueline burger is in the midst of a biogra
in the martha washington program, we learned with great sorrow martha washington burned all of her papers, her letters, her correspondence with her husband george. only two of them remained. we have just the opposite here. thousands and thousands of them. explain the scope of the trove of materials that you have to work with as scholars through the writings of the adams family. >> the adams family gave to the massachusetts historical society a collection. we have never counted them individually, but probably 70,000+ documents over several generations, and probably about 300,000 pages. for abigail and john, which is the most important of the collection, there are about 1,170 letters they exchanged over the years. >> how frequently did they write to one another? >> it depended. when they were together -- for example, we do not have any letters after 1801 because after john leaves the white house, they're together almost all the time. for periods, for example, when there is fairly regular mail delivery between massachussetts and philadelphia, or later washington, d.c., they wrote at least once a
martha's vineyard, president obama condemned the crackdown by egyptian security forces and announced that the u.s. is canceling joint military exercises planned with egypt next month. president made no mention of u.s. aid to egypt but made clear that the path to democracy for egypt ultimately rests in the hands of the egyptians. >> america cannot determine the future of egypt. that's a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it is tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous egypt. that's our interest. >> joining me today, political editor and white house correspondent at "the huffington post," sam stein. "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, founder and editor at large, charlie senate, jon meacham author of "thomas jefferson -- the art of power." joining us now from cairo, nbc news
for us. let me start with you, martha and ask you about the president's decision. we saw what happened in parliament yesterday, and david cameron, we know if we go, we go without the support of other countries, maybe france, that's it at the moment. martha, what kind of gamble is the president taking by waiting until congress comes back, debates and weighs in. >> well, i was surprised at what he said today, and giving this tell graphing of time. i think the congress should have been called back on the 22nd of september, the day after we knew that it happened. there are three concerns that we have very quickly. we've got to be sure that they aren't moving these chemical weapons, those are things we need to be aware of. we need to be assure that israel doesn't get attacked. finally, we really don't know what russia is going to do. and they have tried to play the good cop bad cop while they've been supporting hezbollah. there's a lot of questions that need to be asked, i don't think tell graphing the times is the best way to do it. >> this is not really a barm issue. this is an issue, and
. for obama, on martha's vineyard. and i think we all hope the issues become solved and the embassy reopens. 22 countries remain closed. john kerry add problem when he was photographed on a boat during a huge security issue. i think it'll be problem again for obama to be photographed on martha's vineyard if something happened. if i were him, i would reconsider going on vacation if u.s. cons lates remain closed. >> let's turn to baseball. nbc news learned major league baseball is expected to suspend yankees star alex rodriguez on monday now with his ties to the drug defunk et? florida. rodriguez should challenge the credibility of the evidence. if major league baseball has evidence, force them to show up. we are seeing one of the biggest stars facing a career-ending suspension. >> we have been talking politics so i will give it to you in termsopticses. major league baseball, showing they are really cracking down. that's the issue he is facing. >> and i will put same question to the two of you. we are facing the end of the show. does this look good for maejor league baseball. they are crackin
rebuke of the egyptian government. wendell goler is with the president on martha's vineyard tonight. >> reporter: egypt's most violent day since the ouster of hosni maubarak pulled the president out of vacation briefly and said the u.s. will boycott joint exercises that had been set next month. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: the biannual exercises began two years after the egypt-israel peace treaty and once a mainstay of the relationship and haven't been held since 2009 because of the continue i continuing instability. here on martha's vineyard, president obama has spent time on the phone with the national security team and briefed by the national security advisor but hasn't co hasn't -- talking about egypt's problems. >> reporter: they both have accused him of supporting the other side and so have his critics in this country. >> the president has put his thumb down on the scale on the side of the muslim brotherhood. this will resonate all over egypt and not do us a
to the situation in egypt from martha's vineyard where he is on vacation . he condemned the violence, but stopped short of calling it a coup or announcing cuts to the $1.5 billion in aid to egypt's military. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise , which was scheduled for next month. going forward i have asked my team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s.-egyptian relation. >> the state department spokesperson said the administration is reviewing aid to egypt and all forms. we will get an update from cairo with sharif abdel kouddous later .n the broadcast the washington post reports the national security agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since it was given broa
, perhaps the president will get relaxation on martha's vineyard for the break he's on. thank you for breaking it down. >> disturbing new testimony in the fort hood shooting marshal case. forepzic pathologist taking the sign talking about what they saw four years ago. the army major nidal hasan opened fire on his comraides. >> the prosecution case is winding down. ten or so witnesses left to testify. it is all about the autopsies. horrific, horrific information about what the victims went through. forepzic pathologist talking about how specialist frederick green, a 29-year-old from tennessee was shot 12 times on that day in november of 2009 and 1 doctor telling the court how another victim was shot after he had already died. following this portion of the court martial will move in hearing of hasan's former classmates and finally the police officers who shot the gunman and brought the attack to an end. the prosecution should rest monday or tuesday of next week. we move in closing arguments and the soonest a verdict could be reach is on wednesday that according to fort hood public a
next week. make it a great weekend everybody. martha: you will be like the shark, chilling out in the water. floating around. >> right now, brand new stories and breaking news for you. jon: another bombshell rocking the nsa. new reports reveal the intelligence agency violated privacy rules thousands of times since 2008. >>> plus a "day of rage" sweeping across egypt today. at least 17 people dead already as thousands take to the streets in response to the bloody crack down early they are week that killed 600. >>> and a new book blowing some holes in the age-old rules of pregnancy. are alcohol and caffeine really off limits? it's all "happening now." jon: but we begin on this friday morning with stunning new developments in the nsa spying scandal. new reports the intelligence agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since 2008. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. >> i'm allison cam rot tax in for general that lee. jon: mice to have you here. >> we have a lot of news, because details come from nsa leaker edward snowden. he sh
martha: man bitten by wolf? bill: yeah. martha: woman swimming with whales. very active show today, like "national geographic" today. bill: i will be in washington tomorrow. you're in new york on stand by for anything that happens. martha: i will be on bill o'reilly tonight. "happening now" starts right now >> i have a dream. jon: five decades after dr. martin luther king, jr. spoke at the lincoln memorial, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolutio
month rate to present closing arguments in a contract dispute over a partnership with the martha stewart brand. the case centers on whether macy's has exclusive rights to sell certain martha stewart merchandise including back items and kitchenware. the trial has put the ceos of both companies and store herself on the stand. a new york state supreme court judge could decide the case as early as tomorrow. >>mark: we will return with our top stories in just a minute. >>darya:rolling stones magazine saw sales of its controversial 'boston bomber' edition double despite calls from retailers and readers to boycott the publication. more than 13-thousand copies of the issue were sold in news-stands, more than double the sales average for the previous year. the cover featured a picture the 19-year-old bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev had taken of himself, which had already appeared on the cover of the new york times. critics had accused the magazine of presenting tsarnaev as a rock star. >>darya: welcome back to to look at what street the dow is up 104.33 1/2 less check- in with the weather
this country wants to do right now. >> president obama is going next week to martha's vineyard and the house and senate take their recess. many say they will do constituent work, i believe they are, but in terms of prioritizing they have done alousing job with the national finances, and they are all going away without doing their jobs first? >> i agree with you, and if you recall four years ago we were going through a very similar thing with the whole health care situation and they went home, and the american people rose up. >> you have awakened the sleeping giant. >> this is not a federal government issue! this is a people issue! >> stay out of my business! stay out of my health care! >> the whole bill needs to be started over and concentrate on those things that are not going to cost anything. >> in terms of the president's activities for august, his calendar still coming together for that month. unlike congress, the president will be at work for most of the month. >> sooner or later it will stop, and it really will and them going away for vacation. if they went away for three or four year
to friday. back to "america's newsroom." >> i'm browne here for martha maccallum. they said it is out of caution and not related to the original threat. bill: we expect the president to address some specific concerns in a news conference from the white house. here is press secretary jay carney late yesterday on that. >> when it comes to protecting americans serving in our embassies and facilities around the world, it is very important to take the necessary precautions when there is this kind of credible threat information. bill: greg palkot leads our coverage. he's working the story out of london today. what is the latest out of pakistan, greg. >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were talking just a short while ago with officials at the u.s. embassy in islamabad, pakistan. they had confirm ad drawdown of what they called non-emergency personnel from the u.s. consulate in lahore. that is about 180 miles southeast of islamabad. that personnel is in fact being brought up to islamabad in that capital area. they also confirmed to us that it was all due to a specific threat against that ins
and private lives of our nation's first ladies. week, martha washington to angelica van buren. ladies, weeknights all this month starting monday, 9:00 and eastern on c-span monday's program on martha washington, join in the onversation with historian and author patricia brady at >> this week on "q&a," presidential historian and seale discusses first ladies, influence and image. >> bill seale, who has the having on in history as kept the best of the white house. >> kept as a place to live, as a residence? > you know, well groomed and all that? -- yeah, i would say
martha: that made my day. >> that was fun. martha: visit from oedipal cotton his -- ed palkot. see you tomorrow everybody. jon: which begin with sentencing in a case that rocked the country three years ago. killing of rusty schneiderman, who was shot outside of a day-care center in atlanta as he was going to pick up his child. andrea, schneiderman, his widow has just been sentenced in connection with that case. however, she was never charged with murder. her former boss was convicted of murder. schneiderman is guilty of nine of 13 counts. himmering apprehension of a criminal and concealing material facts. she will serve five years in prison in connection with the murder of her husband. one ever those years already served. andrea schneiderman will be apparently out of prison in four years. right now, brand new stories and breaking news. >> will the family of a couple brutally killed get justice? the capital murder trial for the fugitive accused in their murders is now underway. now why the defense team thinks the prosecution doesn't have a case. >>> two disturbing new studies concer
martha: the guy might have walked into dixon's car. bill: that is tough way to prove your point. martha: we missed you. we'll see "happening now" right now. bill and i will being back tomorrow. jon: we begin with this fox news alert on three major developing stories, each with the potential to take a dramatic turn at any moment. first, our defense secretary chuck hagel just outlined the framework under which america could take military action in syria this as calls grow to forcefully respond to evidence that the assad regime killed hundreds of its own people with chemical weapons. >>> the wildfire the size of the chicago raging in and around a cherished american landmark, the yosemite national park but the rim fire poses a threat to hundred of thousands of residents in san francisco and it is a 150 miles away. we'll tell you about that. >>> sentencing for the army major convicted of killing 13 people in the fort hood shooting massacre the will nidal hasan get life in prison or the death penalty. but first right now, brand new stories. >> inyou had concluding this one, jon, buste
martha's vineyard where the family is on vacation, and the deposed president morsi called for new protestses and those same supporters torched not one gut two government buildings just across the river from cairo. ofwards, national security officials in egypt gave police the okay to use deadly force to protect themselves and those buildings. health officials reporting as many 5s 25 people died, nearly 4,000 others hurt, after the military made good on its threat to clear out protest camps in cairo and the muslim brotherhood demonstrators fought back. yesterday was the deadlyiest diin egypt during the arab spring that tommed. hosni mubarak. now president obama just cancelled the scheduled joinmilt previously served as a haulmark of u.s. relationses with our mideast ally. the president got criticism from both sides of the conflict. >> he did, shepard. he told the egyptians they have to solve their own problems. muss lick brotherhood members credited the u.s. for not cutting off ties for the egypt egyptian military, and the supporters of the coup says we have not can depend the att
if the president wasn't desperate to rebuild public confidence in it. john? >> wendell goler on martha's vineyard, thanks. please join me this sunday for fox news sunday, filling in for chris wallace. i will be talking obama care and immigration with kentucky senator rand paul, and we will discuss egypt and the nsa with new york congressman pete king, and connecticut senator richard blumenthal. check your local listings for broadcast times. >>> republicans push back hard on the hillary front, that's coming up next. >>> here is what's going on at the fox affiliates outside washington, d.c. fox 13 in memphis with the 36th anniversary of the death of elvis presley. fox 25 in oklahoma city on the return of children's school in moore, oklahoma, three months after a massive tornado killed several of their classmates. >>> and a live look at minneapolis from fox 9. the big story there, a nine-year-old boy whose feet were run over by a train. that's our live look outside the beltway from "special report." we will be right back. alert. the beach on your tv is much closer than it appears. dive into labor da
martha: continue the saga of the clown no doubt in coming days as well. a lot of news going on, obviously. very serious story in egypt. we'll be back. bill: catch you tomorrow. "happening now" starts right now. martha: bye, everybody. jon: we begin with a fox news alert on egypt. president obama announcing the united states is canceling joint military exercises with that nation because of violence there. the biennial bright star exercise is now scrapped the announcement cops a day after violence in cairo and other cities took more than 500 lives. supporters of the muslim brotherhood vowing to keep on fighting after police backed by bulldozers broke up two sit-in camps. we'll have a live report from the region in moments. >>> first, brand new stories and breaking news. jenna: as jon was talking about the president reacts to the crisis in egypt. what he is saying about the increasingly tough situation there. what it means for our nation's relationship with a critical ally in that part of the world. >>> chaos in a class as a gunman walks in and shoots the instructor dead. we have
gathering at martha's vineyard in massachusetts and we'll have audio of the president's comments coming up at about 10:15 eastern time on c-span television and c-span radio. and the video will be fed in later this morning. we'll have that as well. we'll also post it on our website at c the death toll, more than 500 killed yesterday. 3,500 injured. diana is joining us from warren, michigan, on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. i just want to say that this really breaks my heart to hear of this. no one can win. if one person ever dies. it can never be of any been fit to anyone -- benefit to anyone if somebody else dies. trust in money -- you can't buy trust. you can't give money to buy their trust. people feel a better sense of accomplishment when it's earned. everybody wants to be the chief. nobody wants to be the indian. here you have people over there don't mind staying there, they don't want to move over here, and yet everything that they worked so hard for many a years to build is being destroyed. that breaks my heart. that really breaks my heart. i
is vacationing in martha's vineyard. here is part of those remarks. >> that is why we are so concerned by reason -- recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohamed morsi was elected president in a democratic election him and his government was not conclusive and did not respect the views of all egyptians. egyptians wereny calling for a change in course. we do not believe force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we have seen a more dangerous path taken. arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on mohamed morsi's associations and supporters, and now tragically, violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplorable violence against civilians. we support universal rights to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law. it den
job training. they are stopping in orlando on their way to martha's vineyard where they have vacationed a before.f times there will be no official -- appearance is what he is on vacation. he will be returning to washington august 18. he vacationed at the vineyard before, 2009, 2010, and 2011. this time, staying in a new location near public roads, so the road will be closed. later tonight, remarks by state davis ineend -- wendy texas as well at her filibuster as a texas -- of a texas abortion bill. >> many of you heard my name for the first time last month when, as allison said, in the last hours of the texas legislative session, the partisans and power attempted to pass not just an abortion bill, but a bill that would block health care access to tens of thousands of women across the state of texas. in the process, these partisan lawmakers were seeking to rob texas women of their voice. because when women showed up at to testify, and they showed up by the thousands, many of them were turned away. and they were unable to give voice to an issue that had a very real impact on th
susan rice has been briefing president obama during his vacation on martha's vineyard but spokesman for the president continued to tap dance around the fairly obvious question of whether the crisis in egypt is a cudahy ta. >> there is certain designations that go with a coup. it's been determined by senior foreign policy officials in this administration to not make a determines. >> republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham who jointly visited egypt last week called out secretary kerry today for initially welcoming the military's overthrow of mohammed morsi. a spokesman for secretary kerry meantime would not confirm reports tonight that the u.s. is considering canceling an annual military exercise with egypt known as bright star. shep? >> shepard: james, our sister network ski news reports cameraman nic at this dean bass shot covering and later died. we're told a sniper took him out with one shot. witnesses tell us it appears the sniper may have targeted deen because he was a journalist. in fact, another journalist was also shot and killed in this conflict today. and one ana
spoke from martha's vineyard, massachusetts, where he's vacationing. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right. but while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise, which was scheduled for next month. going forward, i've asked my national security team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s.-egyptian relationship. let me say that the egyptian people d
and police are still killing each other in the streets. wendell goler is live from martha's vineyard tonight. >> shep, the president says both sides in the egyptian conflict have accused the u.s. of supporting the other. he says ultimately the egyptians are going to have to resolve the dispute on their own. >> we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous egypt. that's our interest. but, to achieve that, the egyptians are going to have to do the work. >> but kentucky senator rand paul, no friend of the muslim brotherhood criticized mr. obama's refusal to cut off aid to the egyptian military. paul said, quote: the law is very clear when a could you takes place coup must stop regardless of the the white house says he didn't govern democratically. some people fine with morsi's ouster question the wisdom of canceling the military exercise. >> i would say chris size them publicly. privately get a real pulls for what's going on in egypt today and see if we can't influence events. >> by any main stay of u.s. egyptian relations since 19 1. it hasn't been held since 2009 becau
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. >> just got this new video in of president obama and his family taking a bike ride on martha's vineyard earlier today. good to see both of them wearing their helmets there. the family, first family scheduled to leave sunday. those are just a few of the things we thought you should know. time for the "news nation" gut check. it has long been the subject of wild conspiracy theories about ufos, extra terrestrials, alien autopsies, and lots more. newly released cia documents officially confirm a site in the nevada desert known as area 51 does actually exist. so exactly what does the government say was happening there? here's nbc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: conspiracy theory confirmed. the u.s. government has finally recognized the existence of area 51. according to recently declassified documents obtained by the national security archive at george washington university, the military air base is 125 miles northwest of las vegas. until now, it never officially existed, with all references to the area redacted from government files. >> they're no longer pretending the place doesn't exist
seriously. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler from martha's vineyard tonight. more people think that the nsa surveillance program will hurt americans than it will help catch terrorists. we conducted a poll last month long before today's revelation. 47 percent said they thought the snooping would hurt. compare that to 41% who believe it would help fight terror. in egypt, the muslim brotherhood's day of rage has left dozens more dead in the streets of the capital. bullets blasted through the streets of cairo. amateur video caught protesters jumping off a bridge to escape the gunfire. muslim brotherhood calling for people to continue the demonstrations for a whole week. the rage coming after riot police cracked down on protesters who wereup set about the military coup that booted president mohammed morsi from office. now armed civilians and plain clothes cops are fighting protesters in the streets. police stations reportedly under attack and the most pop police arab nation on the planet is dropping deeper into chaos. jennifer griffin on this story live from the pentagon. jennifer? >> shepard, t
or elsewhere. we start with the news. it is just breaking now. i'm bill hemmer in "america's newsroom." martha has time with the family. good to see you heather. >> i'm heather childers. nice to be back. pentagon officials say the broad evacuation effort is due to the threat that already prompted the closure of 19 u.s. embassies across the middle east and after from. bill: greg palkot picks up the story live from london with the latest there what is the latest you're hearing on the ground in yemen, greg. >> reporter: latest from our contacts on the ground in yemen things are definitely getting serious there. fox news was told at least one c-117 u.s. military aircraft transported something like 90 non-essential staffers from the embassy. u.s. citizens outside the embassy told to leave immediately. we were on the phone with the embassy this morning. it certainly sounded like they were on high alert. we had been there, it is a well-secured embassy, but according to my contacts it is more secure today. additional tanks, armored personnel carriers, all around that place, u.s. surveillance aircraft
comes from martha in maine. >> caller: hello. thanks again for the wonderful three hours. it's an honor to talk to a journalist who writes history. i have become ensconced in my history reading, and this summer i'm reading nathaniel show barracks bunker hill. as still can't believe washington train during the french and indian war and ended up working with general gage. when general washington was appointed for our american revolutionary war fiske's -- here he is in boston. washington is going in and general gage is retreating with the american revolution. i'm just amazed at all of this. >> host: martha, to you have a question? >> caller: i want to ask about all these soldiers that are hesitant to fire the first shot. apparently at lexington there was this hesitancy, and it makes me think of fort sumter and the civil war. nobody wants to fire the first shot. >> guest: well, there were plenty of shots fired in world war ii. there was a book that was published after the war debt estimated that a substantial number of soldiers in combat never fired a shot, that as many as -- i can remember
is vacationing on martha's vineyard. dan, what else did the president have to say about egypt? >> reporter: wolf, the president said the cycle of violence needs to stop. he condemned the actions of the military government and announced the u.s. is pulling out of joint exercises, a move that a senior administration official had been discussed as early as june but that the president made up his mind just last night. after a telephone briefing with his national security team on the escalating violence in egypt, president obama emerged from vacation mode in an effort to jolt that country's interim military government off what he called a dangerous path. >> the egyptian people deserve people. >> reporter: cancelling bright star, a long time joint biannual military exercise set for next month. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: this stepped up pressure comes amid calls to suspend the $1.3 billion in annual u.s. military aid to egypt, something that would be virtually automatic if the whit
supreme judge could decide the case as early as tomorrow. --martha stewart brand. the pentagon officials insist they're not crying wolf when they say proposed budget cuts could bet that a severely harm the military. defense secretary chuck capel said about $500 billion in automatic budget cuts slated to take effect over the next decade could lead the nation with an ill- prepared, under equipped military to face more technologically advanced enemies. hegel says if congress doesn't act to avoid cuts, the pentagon may be forced to mothball up to three navy aircraft carriers in order additional sharp reductions in the size of the army and marine corp's. in federal court has struck down the road and set a cap on debit card fees. in 2011, the federal reserve said a 21¢ limit on the fees banks charge retail stores for each debit card transaction. the national retail federation sued say the capp was too high. a u.s. district--court judge ruled the fed didn't have off 40 to set the limit and suggested the central bank considered earlier proposals to lower the fee to 12¢. the fed has a few month
before the president. he's having this press conference before he takes the first family up to martha's vineyard for a week-long vacation. all those terror alerts and security situations will haunt that vacation. as will the destabilized situation in egypt. two members of the senate john mccain, and lindsey graham trying to negotiate some reconciliation, there, those efforts failed. the president monitoring that very carefully. and he'll use this press conference to again drive his retooled economic message which deemphasizes deficit reduction in the coming months with the congress and elevates job growth and wage growth. the president will try to use that message after he returns from his vacation to persuade republicans not to force the confrontation over potential shutdown or crisis over the debt ceiling. which could lead to default. >> cbs news will privilege you live coverage of the president's news conference that is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. eastern time, noon pacific, right here on cbs news. >>> yesterday, the president waved off questions about his dec
it a great day. martha: looking forward to that. "happening now" starts right now. see you back here tomorrow. >> fox news alert on rapidly building momentum for a u.s. military response in syria. one defense department official telling fox news not a matter of but when the obama administration leaving no doubt that american armed forces can easily hit targets inside syria. military officials telling fox that planned operations may include the use of cruise missiles or possibly even stealth bombers. over the next couple of hours we'll have extensive coverage and analysis about thetial american intervention in this crisis and moments from now, we'll go live to the middle east for a report. but first, right now, brand new stories and arizona inmate taking the witness stand in the trial of a fellow prisoner. >> accuse of brutal murder of a oklahoma couple. how credible is a prisoner as a witness? should prosecutors depend on inmates to prove their case? >>> plus the ongoing protests in wisconsin's capitol turning violent when police tackle and restrain a demonstrator. the question is, did they g
. that's why we're in washington. we'll see you back there tomorrow. martha: we'll see you then. "happening now" starts right now >> brand new stories and breaking news. jon: big questions how the u.s. will handle the growing crisis in syria. u.s. navy destroyer heading toward the eastern mediterranean. that will bring total of the destroyers to five. one of america's closest allies says a military strike is not says a military strike is not . >>> one recalling the obamacare process a train wreck. >>> sometimes you need the burger fast. could a strike get between you and your big mack today? emac has the answer. e its is "happening now." 10. jon: good morning to you the white house is working to bolster case on syria. there could be days before there is any action. hello, i'm jon scott. >> jon, great to be with you. i'm alisyn camerota in for jenna today. u.s. officials gather intelligence to justify military action against the assad regime. jon: just yesterday president obama said there is no doubt the syrian government carried out last week's chemical attack killing hundreds o
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